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Art is Life: Exhibitions That Are Open During the New Year

Jan 30, 2019 | 12:12 Wed
Photos: Jin Qian
Culture doesn’t stop for no pig. Several museums are still open if you are in town over CNY and want to do something besides waste away at home. The China Art Museum, the upside-down pyramid in Pudong, is free and has a handful of exhibitions ongoing, including one about seal art and ink painting master Qian Shoutie and Shanghainese comic artist Youzhi He.



At Liu Haisu Art Museum near Yuyintang, there are three exhibitions open during CNY, including a multimedia painting exhibition that explores the Haipai school, which is when eastern and western influences meet; an exhibition about the influence of ancient Chinese engraving on Japanese woodblock printing (Ukiyo-e), which starts on February 1; and a dedicated space on the 4th floor showcasing Liu Haisu's paintings. Also free.

The massive Power Station of Art is still generating diverse, youthful energy during CNY, offering Shanghai Biennale alongside Emerging Curators Project 2018. We did a gallery on the former, where you can catch a glimpse of the works of 67 contemporary artists from all over the world. Tickets are 30rmb.


Others! The Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institute is hosting an annual exhibition; chi K11 art museum will stay open, showing German artist Katharina Grosse's massive sprayed installations; the Pearl Art Museum is open except for February 4th with a show about 20 Years of Digital Creation of Le Fresnoy / National Studio for Contemporary Arts (but will close early, call for details); and the big museums will open before the break is over: Long Museum (Feb 8), Rockbund Art Museum (Feb 9), and Yuz Museum (Feb 12).


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